[ale] Weekend laugh - m$ to become more like *nix
esoteric at 3times25.net
Sat May 3 01:04:58 EDT 2003
Jonathan Rickman wrote:
> This brings an interesting question to light...
> If Microsoft started stealing GPL'ed code and including it in Windows (a
> few pieces at a time), effectively creating their own distro and violating
> the GPL...how would we know? We can't review the source, and MD5 sigs and
> the like would be circumstantial evidence at best. Barring a court order,
> how do we *really* know that this isn't happening already?
I would suggest that someone with a good bit of knowledge of the
existing GPL code could give it a go with a binary editor, strings
commands and such. It's quite difficult to duplicate code
implementation without retaining some of the original code. Even the
binary will retain legible symbols and constructs. It would actually be
kinda fun... Code forensics..
> Any takers?
> Jonathan Rickman
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Until later: Geoffrey esoteric at 3times25.net
The latest, most widespread virus? Microsoft end user agreement.
Think about it...
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